2003 Chevrolet Malibu LS, 2004 MY US

The Chevrolet Malibu LS is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied car with a front mounted engine supplying power to the front wheels. The Chevrolet Malibu LS's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.5 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it develops 200 bhp (203 PS/149 kW) of power at 5400 rpm, and maximum torque of 298 N·m (220 lb·ft/30.4 kgm) at 3200 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed automatic gearbox. The quoted weight at the kerb is 1495 kg.

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Key facts

2003 Chevrolet Malibu LS, 2004 MY US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4783 mm
How heavy?
1495 kg
What size engine?
3.5 litre, 3501 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
203 PS / 200 bhp / 149 kW @ 5400 rpm
How much torque?
298 Nm / 220 ft.lb / 30.4 kgm @ 3200 rpm

Chevrolet Malibu models

4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2198 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1440 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3510 cm3 220 PS 217 bhp 162 kW 1495 kg
Chevrolet Malibu SS -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3880 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1549 kg
Chevrolet Malibu LT -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3501 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1504 kg
Chevrolet Malibu Sedan -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2198 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1440 kg

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu LS data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2700 mm 106.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1524 mm 60 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1506 mm 59.3 inches
Length 4783 mm 188.3 inches
Width 1775 mm 69.9 inches
Height 1460 mm 57.5 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.77
Kerb weight 1495 kg 3296 lb
Weight distribution 62 % front
fuel tank capacity 62 litres 13.6 UK Gal 16.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code LX9
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 3.5 litre
3501 cc
(213.644 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 94 × 84.07 mm
3.7 × 3.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 203 PS (200 bhp) (149 kW)
at 5400 rpm
Specific output 57.1 bhp/litre
0.94 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 298 Nm (220 ft·lb) (30.4 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque 85.12 Nm/litre
1.03 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; cast aluminium head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.8:1
Fuel system SMPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1069.6 kPa (155.1 psi)
Maximum RPM 6200 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 583.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 135.64 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
99.76 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
133.78 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.02 kg/kW
16.74 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 3.100
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.4Li.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 6½ x 15
Wheel size rear 6½ x 15
Tyres front P205/60 R 15
Tyres rear P205/60 R 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 276 mm
Rear brake diameter 230 mm
Braked area 2016 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.68
Final drive ratio 3.05
general
Carfolio.com ID113916
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2003 Chevrolet Malibu LS added 2003-10-01.
Last modified 2013-02-28.